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Location France, Franche-Comté
Central coordinates 6o 14.00' East  46o 40.00' North
IBA criteria B3, C6
Area 12,300 ha
Altitude 950 - 1,464m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description Conifer and deciduous woodlands with scree slopes, cliffs, and alpine grassland.

Key Biodiversity The site is important for breeding montane species.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia breeding  1991  250 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus breeding  1991  40-50 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Pygmy-owl Glaucidium passerinum breeding  1991  10-15 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius breeding  1991  10-40 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus breeding  1991  100-500 breeding pairs  B3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
FR098 Hunting Reserve 504 protected area contained by site 504  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  -
Rocky areas Inland cliffs; Scree & boulders  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -

Protection status National Low International None504 ha of IBA covered by Hunting Reserve (504 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Forêts d'altitude du Jura : forêt du Risol et Mont d'Or. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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